WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats have confirmed the signing of Reece Lyne from Super League rivals Hull FC.
The 19-year-old has penned a three-year deal at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium and becomes the club’s first signing of the close season.
The utility back has been a regular in Hull’s under-20s team this season but has first-team experience having featured 14 times for the Black and Whites.
Thirteen of those appearances came during Richard Agar’s time as boss at the KC Stadium and the Wildcats boss is delighted to get his man.
“He’s a player with outstanding potential and possesses raw speed,” said Agar.
“As a 16-year old there was every club in the country after him and at 19 he’s already got a dozen first grade appearances to his name.
“He’s a player for the future and I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to sign him. I’m confident that given the chance to develop he will become a top Super League player.”
Lyne said: “I can’t wait to get started.
“Wakefield is a club that is massively on the up and it’s a really exciting opportunity for me to come and be part of that.
“Looking at the club as an outsider this year it’s been obvious that it’s a club going places and with a great spirit amongst the squad, particularly towards the back end of the year.”
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